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LibertyColumns.com 

Library 



Volume III 

(2012, September through December) 

"Doomsday Edition" 



Daniel R. Quintiliani 



LibertyColumns.com Library: Volume III (2012, September through December) 
"Doomsday Edition" 
by Daniel R. Quintiliani 
Completed December 20, 2012 

This book contains the transcript of "Farewell to Congress" by Ron Paul, a speech delivered on the 
floor of the House of Representatives on November 14, 2012. This transcript is public domain per 
US law regarding works of the federal government. It has been reproduced here in its entirety 
without any implied endorsement by Ron Paul. 

Dedicated to the public domain according to the Creative Commons CCO 1.0 Universal Public 
Domain Dedication on December 20, 2012 



CONTENTS 



Preface / pg. 4 

Boycott Amazon.com I pg. 7 

2016: Obama's America - A Review By LibertyColumns.com I pg. 9 

Hollywood: Harassing American Families, Groveling to Terrorists / pg. 11 

A Brand-New Economic System: The Scariest Halloween In History Is On Its Way / pg. 13 

Flow Chart: The Obama Years, 2008-2013 / pg. 16 

Islam In The Classroom: A Danger To Our Children / pg. 18 

Mitt Romney: A Loser From Day One / pg. 20 

Ron Paul's Farewell Speech / pg. 22 

Why Libertarianism Fails: Thoughts On Ron Paul's Farewell Speech / pg. 43 

Life vs. Property: Re-examining a Key Libertarian Tenet / pg. 45 

Details, Debates: Ignoring The Real Issue About The Fiscal Cliff / pg. 47 

The Consequences of Promiscuity & Third-Wave Feminism / pg. 48 

Armageddon Is Here / pg. 50 

Creative Commons CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication / pg. 52 



PREFACE 

From 2009 through late October 2012, 1 ran a blog known as the X-Cop Fly Company 
( www.xcopfly.com) which varied in its nature over the years. I was never able to decide what I 
wanted it to be - the site had been a personal journal, political commentary, personal photos, and 
humorous videos at various times. 

However, over time people were noticing my political columns, and some of my columns were 
reproduced at Brian Duffy's Repeal the 17 th Amendment blog 

( http://repealthel7thamendment.blogspot.com) , with myself being interviewed on several episodes 
of his podcast, and eventually my site was listed at Librabase ( www.librabase.com) , a blog 
aggregator with a rating system similar to Digg's. 

It became apparent that I needed a separate blog devoted to conservative and libertarian political 
commentary. LibertyColumns.com ( www.libertvcolumns .com) was created in June 2012, with 
several columns from the X-Cop Fly Company re-posted there. 

As with X-Cop Fly Company, I opted to waive all rights on most of the self-written material, 
choosing Creative Commons' CCO 1 .0 Universal Public Domain Dedication, while retaining the 
copyright on a few things (and, of course, avoiding violating others' copyrights) 

One of the things I did with X-Cop Fly Company is publish a series of eBooks known as The Fly 
Papers. These eBooks, separated into volumes, contained all posts (usually 6 months' worth per 
volume) with copyrighted content stripped, and the eBooks are themselves waived under the 
Creative Commons CCO 1 .0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. This was done for several 
reasons, most notably the lack of public domain material in the face of popular copyleft and no- 
commercial-use licensing. Completely waiving the material would encourage historical 
preservation, increase financial opportunities for all who would make use of it, discourage anti- 
American multiculturalism, and discourage the restrictive nature of copyright, which is increasingly 
being viewed as a super- property right with infinitely-expanding terms. 



In order to legally waive the rights on The Fly Papers, copyrighted content (such as quotes from 
news articles) was summarized in italicized brackets. However, as the X-Cop Fly Company began 
to include political commentary, the chapterless post-by-post nature made this material impossible 
to read. 

After setting up LibertyColumns.com, I decided to make a similar LibertyColumns.com Library 
eBook series. As these are original columns rarely making use of material from other sources, the 
need to summarize linked articles is rare and, if needed, is done via simple footnotes. 

Volume I of LibertyColumns.com Library, released in July 2012, contained all posts from 2009 
through 2011. These were not "LibertyColumns.com posts" but rather X-Cop Fly Company posts 
which were copied over to LibertyColumns.com after LibertyColumns.com was created. By 
including them in LibertyColumns.com Library, the columns become easier to read (as per the 
formatting described above). 

Volume II of LibertyColumns.com Library, released in September 2012, contained all posts from 
January through August 2012. The May 2012 column ended the copied-over X-Cop Fly Company 
posts, with the June through August columns originating from LibertyColumns.com. 

Volume III of LibertyColumns.com Library contains all posts from September 2012 through the 
week of December 16, 2012. Volume III is the "Doomsday Edition" of LibertyColumns.com 
Library, as it covers the blog up to the week of December 21 st , 2012 which, according to various 
predictions and religions (some of which give December 23 rd ), begins a major natural disaster or 
massive social change of some sort. (The final column of this volume addresses the issue.) The 
second-to-last week of December (beginning with the 23 rd ) will be added to the future Volume IV, 
provided I am still alive and well :) (New Year's Day 2013 begins on the week of December 30 th .) 

This book is dedicated to the public domain according to the Creative Commons CCO 1.0 Universal 
Public Domain Dedication. A copy of this waiver (public domain) has been included at the end of 
this book. Note that this book makes frequent references to others' names and trademarks - these 
belong to their respective owners, who are not affiliated with this book or its author. In addition, 
Volume III contains the transcript of the 2012 "Farewell to Congress" speech by Ron Paul, which is 
public domain per US law regarding works of the federal government. The transcript is reproduced 
here in its entirety without any implied endorsement by Ron Paul. 



I hope this work proves itself enjoyable to many and will encourage further expansion of the public 
domain and a loosening of copyright laws and lessening of copyright terms around the world. I look 
forward to working on Volume IV further into 2013. 

Daniel R. Quintiliani (owner, LibertyColumns.com) 
December 20, 2012 



Boycott Amazon.com 

September 7, 2012 

A month or so ago I pre-ordered an item from Amazon.com, only to find a higher charge on my 
credit card. 

Apparently Amazon.com, once the enemy of Internet sales taxes, decided to charge sales tax in 
Pennsylvania beginning this month. 

The tax was not very much, as it only applied to a single item which was less than $10. But there 
was no reason for it, and I was given no advance warning about this tax. 

I recalled reading earlier this summer that Amazon wanted to expand distribution centers into 
various states, and like many other businesses, are embracing Big Brother. And beginning in 
September 2012, they had come to the Little Brother who claims partial ownership of me. 

Our pro-Obama "Tea Party Republicans" in the House, who have done nothing but spend money on 
Obama's bailout programs and Obama's left-wing causes, are now revisiting Internet sales taxes. 
Recall that "TEA" stood for "Taxed Enough Already" - now it apparently stands for "Taxing Every 
American", as they need to tax every American in order to waste money on King Obama, foreign 
banks, and liberal causes like environmentalist schemes and abortionists. 

Somebody needs to do something, and for now at least, that somebody can be you. 

As you may know, thanks to a fictitious "vote" read off a teleprompter 1 at the 2012 Republican 
National Convention last week, all Republicans have essentially lost the right to vote in primaries, 
changing the GOP into the CCCP 2 , and sending home the Tea Party for good. So it's not going to 
come from our replaceable delegates listed on the ballot. 



1 The video was linked here and embedded above this paragraph. 

2 Daniel McCarthy of The American Conservative posted a graphic on the magazine's blog, consisting of (1) the cover 
of the September 10, 2012 issue of the National Review, which was a painting of Romney and Ryan holding an 
American flag, a pro-Romney message, and other information below, alongside (2) a very similar CCCP propaganda 
poster. The American Conservative blog article was here, no picture was embedded on LibertyColumns.com 



There is something you can do for a while, however - Boycott Amazon.com. Go to places like eBay 
where you can buy things from warehouses and vendors in any state or country you want. (I myself 
rarely use Amazon, almost always using places like eBay and Newegg.) And if you don't like the 
industry, buy used (if at all). Trade with your friends, go to yard sales, and local charities often sell 
donated items as well. 

As Barack Obama increasingly becomes an unavoidable personality cult in our lives, broadcasting 
via his Little Red Mainstream Media into our homes and schools, we are losing freedom by the day. 
Avoid the State and its sympathizers as best as you can while you still have the chance. And if you 
haven't already, start today with a boycott ofAmazon.com. 



2016: Obama's America - A Review By LibertyColumns.com 

September 9, 2012 3 

Tonight I thought I'd go to the movie theater and watch 2016: Obama's America. The late-night 
slot was about to be closed, so since I wanted to see the movie before the election, I thought I'd 
watch it while I still had the chance. 

2016: Obama's America has been frequently promoted during the product placement segments of 
conservative talk radio shows. I looked up information on the movie, and found out it promoted the 
theories promoted by Dinesh D'Souza - that being Obama growing up in a family with anti- 
colonial views influencing his anti-American policies. I was not familiar with D'Souza's name, but 
I remembered hearing about someone promoting this idea. 

The movie was primarily a critique of Obama's book Dreams From My Father. Obama's father, 
Barack Obama Sr., had died when President Obama was a child. In part due to anti-American 
sentiment, Obama Sr. had divorced his wife while she was pregnant, moving back from Hawaii to 
Kenya. President Obama had only briefly seen his father during his childhood. 

Obama's family members were discussed and interviewed. You may have heard of President 
Obama's brother George who lives in Kenya, but Obama actually has many half-brothers and half- 
sisters due to tribal polygamy and divorces. 

Many of Obama's family members hated the Western colonial powers, while others embraced our 
technological contributions, and values of liberty and democracy. The movie argued that Obama's 
foreign policy of bankrupting America while improving the economies and strength of Islamic and 
other foreign nations is actually a means of revenge against the West, backed by being raised in an 
anti-colonial family and the psychology of accomplishing what his absent father would have 
wanted. 



3 At the top of this post was a scanned image of two tickets for the movie at a nearby theater (Majestic Cinemas of 
Westfall Township, Matamoras, PA). One was for myself, the other for my father. The showing we attended was on 
Friday, September 7, 2012 @ 10:00 PM (EDT). Price of each ticket: $10 per adult. 



Poverty in America and poverty in other nations were compared, the latter obviously being much 
worse. The stability and economic environment of colonized nations before and after their 
independence were discussed, with D'Souza arguing that abandonment of Western values and 
technology made these nations much worse after they became independent from foreign powers. 

The movie also discussed Obama's ideological influences, who he calls "Obama's Founding 
Fathers". Weather Underground member Bill Ayers and Hawaiian CPUS A member Frank Marshall 
Davis were among those discussed. Obama's massive deficits, anti-domestic-drilling (but pro- 
foreign-drilling), and anti-military policies were shown with graphs and pictures. 

The only thing I didn't like about the movie was how it accepted the official story of Obama being 
born in Hawaii, and referred to two Hawaiian newspapers which verified his Hawaiian birth to be 
true. But regardless, I was happy with 2016: Obama's America, and would recommend others 
watch the movie as soon as they can before the upcoming election. 



Hollywood: Harassing American Families, Groveling to Terrorists 

September 16, 2012 

Last Tuesday, September 11th, 2012, "Download Martyr" Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a random person 
who has been made an example of Hollywood's Mafia might, had her $9250-per-song fine upheld 
by the 8th Circuit court. Thomas-Rasset was unable to argue that the $220,000 damages levied on 
her in 2009 were too excessive. She intends for the case to reach the Supreme Court. 

On the following day, a mob of Muslim terrorists attacked the American Consulate in Benghazi, 
Libya, killing several Americans. 

The terrorist attacks, which led to further anti-American riots in the Middle East, centered around 
an independent movie entitled Innocence of Muslims. 

This film, which has not yet been released except for a brief trailer (which was later dubbed into 
Arabic), resembles Monty Python's The Life of Brian, slightly irreverent but nothing too malicious. 4 

The video was later dubbed into Arabic, and the movie was jokingly marketed as a 5 -million-dollar 
production by a Jewish real estate developer. 

Where is Hollywood? 

If our half- American 5 entertainment cartel claims intellectual "property" is equivalent to physical 
property, and that extortion of money and intimidation of 10-year-old children 6 regarding 
unapproved use of physical objects is justifiable on the same grounds as self defense, why are they 
allowing insane religious fanatics to actually destroy and threaten both their properties and their 
lives? 



4 The video trailer for Innocence of Muslims was embedded below this paragraph. I noted this video was repeatedly 
flagged and to search for "Innocence of Muslims" on YouTube. 

5 I was referring to the fact that of the seven companies of the Hollywood Mafia, only three are American. This word 
was linked to the July 13, 2012 blog post "Graduated Suicide: How the "Mafia ISPs" Have DoS'ed Themselves to 
Death", available in LibertyColumns.com Library: Volume II (2012, January through August) 

6 Here I was referring to the Tanya Andersen case (and linked to a 2007 article on The Register about it). When Tanya 
Andersen sued rather than pay the RIAA a settlement fee, they intimidated Tanya's 10-year-old daughter Kylee 
Andersen via "counseling" during school time, after lying to the school that they were Kylee's grandmother. 



During the 2005 Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoon riots, Viacom censored the anti-censorship 
politics of the TV show South Park, also banning a pre-9/11 episode featuring a cartoon Muhammad 
- from television, the official South Park site, Amazon, Netflix, and other streaming video sites. 

In addition to the Muhammad cartoon riots, this censorship was in part due to the violence in 
reaction to Submission, an anti-Muslim movie whose author Theo Van Gogh had been killed, and 
Fitna, whose producer 7 managed to escape many death threats and a bogus "hate speech" trial. 

Years later, South Park released their 200th anniversary episode, a two-part episode featuring all the 
characters from previous shows. After the first episode suggested that the cartoon Muhammad 
would finally be seen the next week, someone from a known terrorist organization called 
"Revolution Muslim" told Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and others at Viacom to prepare for "likely" 
violence in the style of Theo Van Gogh's death. 

Viacom reacted by bleeping the words "Muhammad" and "prophet" throughout the episode, as well 
as a long bleep through the entire "moral of the story" typical at the end of their episodes. 

Future episodes eliminated the "moral of the story" at the end completely, mocking anti- 
establishment figures like Julian Assange and Ron Paul. Also, the anti-Semitic character Eric 
Cartman announced his conversion to Judaism, with no further character or plot development, or 
any discussion of Judaism in future episodes. 

Hollywood, the great defender of property rights, allowed violent religious extremists to destroy 
their own property and threaten their writers and producers. 

Hollywood needs to leave low- and middle-class American parents like Thomas-Rasset and 10- 
year-old children like Kylee Andersen 8 alone, stop groveling in the face of Muslim terrorism, and 
wield their Mafia might against those who truly deserve it. 



7 Geert Wilders 

8 See footnote #6 



A Brand-New Economic System: The Scariest Halloween In History Is On Its Way 

October 8, 2012 910 

Imagine a world where all exchanges of any kind, from the tree to the pencil 11 , at every step, 
requires clearance from a lawyer. 

Imagine a world where everything must be permanently and irreversibly discarded into the garbage 
after use. 

Imagine a world where any act of charity to anyone in need is a felony. 

Well, it's on it's way, and capitalism as we know it is about to change. 
And not to socialism. Or communism. Or fascism. Or anarchism. 
But to something never invented before. 

This is a completely new economic system, unlike any in the history of the world - a frightening 
economic system, and just in time for Halloween. 

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. will be argued at the Supreme Court on October 29, 2012. This 
is a copyright lawsuit which will decide whether used copyrighted goods manufactured in foreign 
countries can be exchanged in the United States. 

Since the early 1900s, the courts have declared this legal for goods manufactured in the United 
States, and has made eBay, Amazon, recycling of toxic consumer products, and donations of food 
and clothing possible. 

That was 100 years ago. 



9 From a blog post dated October 16, 2012: "The column of September 24, 2012 and its contents are officially 
revoked, and LibertyColumns.com does not endorse the column, its contents, or any past, present, or future 
publication of them." Neither post has been included in this book. 

10 A blog post dated October 5, 2012, stated that there would not likely be a column on that week due to me being 
busy, with a suggestion that I might "double up" the following week. I instead made a flow chart of the 2012 
election. The flow chart was created on October 11, 2012, and dedicated to the public domain according to the 
Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. See the October 11, 2012 blog post "Flow Chart: 
The Obama Years, 2008-2013", available in this volume, for details and the graphic. 

11 Here I linked to "I, Pencil", the famous 1964 essay by Leonard Read, hosted on the web site of the Ludwig von 
Mises Institute. The full essay was available on the page for reading. 



Now we are in the age of free trade, the Internet, and manufacturing overseas. 

We are also in the age of the Hollywood Mafia, frivolous lawsuits, and the most anti-free-market- 
yet-pro-business Supreme Court in the history of the United States. Store-scouting ASCAP 
henchmen frequently tell their victims that ASCAP has never lost a lawsuit since the 1960s. 

Two lower courts have ruled that allowing copyright holders to control any exchange of foreign- 
manufactured physical products is permissible. This Halloween, the Supreme Court will probably 
set it into stone. 

And to top it off, Obama has dumped the Environazis and anti-free-traders for the Hollywood Mafia 
with his newly-filed brief. 

Since 1989, almost everything is automatically copyrighted upon completion. 

If the decision of both lower courts are upheld, the Supreme Court will be criminalizing, partially or 

fully: 

1 . Giving packaged food and "Made in China" clothing to the poor 

2. Lending a friend a book or movie 

3. Selling something "unapproved" at any point from the warehouse to the store 

4. Soup kitchens 

5. Recycling Chinese-made electronics containing lead and mercury 

6. Religions that mandate tithing, such as Mormonism 

. . .when the copyright holder disapproves. 

As this would only apply to overseas manufacturing, more overseas manufacturing would be 
encouraged. Your children's copyrighted Big Bird 12 lunch boxes would definitely contain more 
Chinese lead. 



12 Mitt Romney had recently stated during one of the 2012 Presidential debates that while he loves Big Bird and the 
educational value of Sesame Street, we should not have government funding of PBS. This led to massive protests, 
both via real life and Web 2.0, using the image of Big Bird as a protest against Romney and his would-be plans to 
cut an unnecessary government expense which is primarily funded via private grants (not to mention profits from 
Sesame Street merchandise.) By referencing Big Bird, I was subtly implying that this case (which, after the 
arguments on October 29 lh " will be decided sometime early in 2013) is far more important than funding of PBS. 



This is a horrifying world where the only items to exchange hands are Federal Reserve Notes. 
A world where both Christian charity and Earth worship are felonies. 

A world where the Hollywood Mafia, Big Agribusiness, and Big Pharma no longer encourage us to 
be selfish, worldly, polluting, wasteful, and self-destructive - but force us by law to be that way. 

Congress is completely crippled. 

Even the President is merely giving his destructive opinion. 

"Petitions to the President" float around the Internet, but in this case, they have no effect. 

This is a brand new economic system. 

And it is likely to begin on October 29, 2012, two days before Halloween. 

The scariest Halloween in the history of the world is here to stay. 



Flow Chart: The Obama Years, 2008-2013 13 

October 11, 2012 

The chart is a timeline colored by the year's prevailing ideology (liberalism blue, conservatism red), 
with four paths colored by closest political party (DINO & Liberal both blue, Conservative & RINO 
both red). 

Featured are the actions of the four different factions, including the illegal repeal of Republicans' 
right to vote for delegates, the pro-Obama activities of our "Occupy Wall Street Republicans" in 
Congress, pro-Romney election fraud, the neocon coup of the Tea Party, Obama's class warfare 
tactics against Romney this election, and what we all know will come of it. 

The image is a 1000x1600 large 22KB JPG file, and is waived public domain (CC0 1.0 Universal 
definition). Please copy, share, spread, and publish this image everywhere you can! Thank you! 

[The flow chart, scaled to fit, picture is on the next page.] 



13 See footnote #10 for more info on this post (and why it was done on the same week). 



The Obama Years 



DINO 



Daniel H. Quintiliani / LibertyColumns.com 

CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication 

Oct. 11, 2012 / Please Spread / Thank Ybu 



Liberal 



Conservative 



RINO 



2008 



Banking/ 

Pharma/etc. 

Excited 



2009 



Obama 
"Hope & 
Change" 



Obama elected 
Gitmo open, more 
wars, subsidies, 
"global warming", 
.com seizures, 
Obamacare not 
single- payer, 
'Net kill switch etc. 



2010 



2011 



2012 



Occupy Wall 
Street, 
covertly 
setup by 
Obama via 
Soros, etc 



Class Warfare 

Tactics, 

like... 



2013 + 



Obama 
Wins! 
4 More 
Years! 



Poor performance 




McCain/Palin 
"50-100 
Years 
In Iraq" 














Ron Pan 
A. Nape 


1/ 
litano 

y 




Palin/ 
Boehner 
Tea Party 


Tea Part 





"Just Like 1994 
Republican 
Revolution 
With A 
Free- Market 
Boehner" 



Santorum, Paul 
good performance 



"Obama's more liberal. 
Romney is a 
pro-business 
rich white guy. 
We're occupying 
the financial 
industry, remember? 
Obama/Biden 2012!" 



Big Govt Boehner 
Un pursued Obamacare Repeal 
Attempt. "Real" Birth Cert Now 
Dogma, More Wars, NDAA, 
Unanimously Continuing 
Obama Policies. "Global 
Warming" renamed "Climate 
Change" Due To 2009 "Year w/o 
a Summer", Abortion, Anti- 
Judeo-Christian Left-Wing 
Causes Furthered By "Tea Party 



Benton 
& Friend: 



Lose right to vote 
unless RNC 
happens to agree 
with you 



k 



Fraud, police brutality, 
secret meetings, 
delegates intimidated to 
sign their vote to Romney 
under penalty of perjury, 
detoured buses, fake 
"teleprompter vote" 
lets RNC replace your 
elected delegates anytime 



Long Live 
European 
Socialism! 



1 


4 Worse 
Years: Thanks 
A Lot RINOs 



T 



Romney: 

Pro-tax,pro-choice, 
socialist medicine architect 
from financial industry. Uses 
Change" and "Yes We 
Can" in debates, along with 
his own buzzword "Jobs". 



Shady Wall Street Loser 
Just Got Occupied 
By His Fellow Liberals 



Islam In The Classroom: A Danger To Our Children 14 

October 25, 2012 

Last week, a very disturbing incident of child abuse made headlines, at least in many conservative 
outlets. 

A Muslim teacher in Chesapeake, VA, who proudly preaches Islam in the classroom as superior to 
all religions, injured the hand of a cognitively disabled student who was incapable of making a 
sacred Islamic hand symbol. 

The teacher, Tara Harris, yanked the girl's hand, dragging it bloodily through the metal underneath 
the desk, in order to force the student to engage in a Muslim religious practice. 

While even a moment of silence in the classroom is illegal in the United States, teachers are not 
stopped from promoting Islam if they can get away with it. Children's textbooks are even 
promoting "Crusades denial", denying Muslims ever invaded the Holy Land, instead defining it as 
Christians murdering Jews and Muslims for no apparent reason. 

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" released a YouTube video 15 some time ago about evolution, stating that 
teaching children about creationism is psychologically harmful, since it blocks the mind from 
pursuing science and has an effect on America's future. 

This is why they call it "faith" - religion is either questioning proven facts or attempting to "fill in 
the blanks" when the answer cannot (or cannot yet) be proven. 

Regardless of what you believe in, you believe it to be objective fact. Even the belief that you might 
be wrong, or believing something different might be applicable to others, is still part of your system 
of objective facts. 

Because people's beliefs can often conflict, we have a secular school system that teaches what can 
and has been explained, with the unexplained left to the home. 



14 See #9 

15 Linked here and embedded above this paragraph 



Muslims, however, want an entire world governed by one textbook - that is, the Quran. By 
promoting this one Islamic answer in the classroom, using the violence this answer endorses, you 
are creating far more damage than illegally teaching Judeo-Christian creationism. Christianity is a 
matter of personal choice, and there are many ways to interpret the Bible, including whether the 
story of Adam and Eve is literally true or only relevant morally. 

Not so with Islam - so far, the Quran is entirely literal to them, and as the Quran teaches, Islam 
must be implemented through force. 

If we are to maintain a secular public school system, we need to be honest about religion. We 
cannot "skip over" the Crusades any more than we "skip over" the Holocaust. We cannot "skip 
over" creation myths any more than we can "skip over" proven biology. Unfortunately liberals in 
the school system have forced us by law to ignore the Judeo-Christian creation myth and, oddly, 
seem to show increasing support for ignoring the Crusades. 



Mitt Romney: A Loser From Day One 16 

November 8, 2012 

As you know (and probably expected), Barack Obama has won a second term and a socialist blank 
check. Remember that early in his first term he nationalized failing banks like Bank of America, 
took over the student loan system, turned General Motors into a union-run syndicalist institution. 
Later on he seized domain names and, with the help of a Republican Congress, earned the right to 
kill or deport any American via an amendment to the annual defense budget, that is, the NDAA of 
2012. 

Drones are being rolled out in our skies through 2020, children are being molested at airports, and 
Muslim theocracy is being encouraged all over the world, all because of Obama and our Occupy 
Wall Street Republicans in Congress who fund every liberal program and cause their King 
demands. 

Along comes Mitt Romney, a Clintonite, inventor of forced fallback insurance mandates, supporter 

of Planned Parenthood funding. 

Strange things, including violent beating of delegates by law enforcement, intimidation via secret 

meetings and contracts, and repeatedly detoured buses, happen to other candidates and their 

delegates. 

All Republicans lose the right to vote for delegates and, indirectly, the entire primary election, via a 
fictitious "vote" read off a teleprompter at the 2012 Republican National Convention. 



16 From the November 1, 2012 blog post entitled "No column this week due to Hurricane Sandy": "Due to Hurricane 
Sandy, there will be no column this week. ...Power was out here for several days, and there is a minor risk of it 

possibly going out again Much of my area (Pike County, PA) is without power, and across the Delaware River are 

New Jersey and New York, both in horrible shape. I ask that you keep the people of the Northeast United States in 
your prayers. Thank you, LibertyColumns.com." 



The Mainstream Media 1.0, who refuses to tread on Obama's nastiness, convinces the Republican 
voting base that this man, a rich white male, who says he is "pro-business", worked in the financial 
industry (that is, Wall Street), will win the votes of Democrats and independents. The MSM 
promoted Romney this way while ignoring the fact that the "independents" who voted for Obama 
were not politically-minded people who refused to identify with a party, but "Obamaphoners" who 
were convinced that Obama would remove the worries of gas and mortgage payments from their 
lives if they were to assist him in the election. 

The American people have been robbed of their country. This isn't about big or small government, 
conservative or liberal, or libertarian. This is about malicious people intent on destroying the life, 
liberty, and property of every American, and will lie, cheat, steal, molest, and murder to do so. 

Already are our politicians, Republican and Democrat, discussing disarming the defense system and 
the American people via the UN. This was in planning for a while, with support from Republicans 
after the "Batman murders". But with Obama's new blank check, along with a pro-Obama "Tea 
Party" Congress, the words "United" "States" and/or "America" may very well not be found in the 
name of this country by the time Obama leaves office, if Congress will even care to force him out. 

Be glad the Internet is still here, allowing you to read blogs and information the pro-Obama 
"conservative" media refuses to discuss. Ignore "technical difficulties" on C-SPAN when 
congressmen discuss the NDAA- watch on YouTube or Ustream instead. 

From now on, we all will be even further damaged by Obama and the other enemies of the United 
States and its people. Pray for this nation, and especially pray for the ones you love, because the rest 
of our lives will never be the same. 



Ron Paul's Farewell Speech 

November 17, 2012 

Below is the entire text of Ron Paul's farewell speech to Congress, given on November 14, 2012. 
The text is public domain per US law and is reproduced here in its entirety. 17 

Farewell to Congress 

Rep. Ron Paul 

Delivered on the House Floor, November 14, 2012 

This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor. At the end of the year I'll leave Congress 
after 23 years in office over a 36 year period. My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today: 
promote peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual liberty. 

It was my opinion, that the course the U.S. embarked on in the latter part of the 20th Century would 
bring us a major financial crisis and engulf us in a foreign policy that would overextend us and 
undermine our national security. 

To achieve the goals I sought, government would have had to shrink in size and scope, reduce 
spending, change the monetary system, and reject the unsustainable costs of policing the world and 
expanding the American Empire. 

The problems seemed to be overwhelming and impossible to solve, yet from my view point, just 
following the constraints placed on the federal government by the Constitution would have been a 
good place to start. 

How Much Did I Accomplish? 



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In many ways, according to conventional wisdom, my off-and-on career in Congress, from 1976 to 
2012, accomplished very little. No named legislation, no named federal buildings or highways — 
thank goodness. In spite of my efforts, the government has grown exponentially, taxes remain 
excessive, and the prolific increase of incomprehensible regulations continues. Wars are constant 
and pursued without Congressional declaration, deficits rise to the sky, poverty is rampant and 
dependency on the federal government is now worse than any time in our history. 

All this with minimal concerns for the deficits and unfunded liabilities that common sense tells us 
cannot go on much longer. A grand, but never mentioned, bipartisan agreement allows for the well- 
kept secret that keeps the spending going. One side doesn't give up one penny on military spending, 
the other side doesn't give up one penny on welfare spending, while both sides support the bailouts 
and subsidies for the banking and corporate elite. And the spending continues as the economy 
weakens and the downward spiral continues. As the government continues fiddling around, our 
liberties and our wealth burn in the flames of a foreign policy that makes us less safe. 

The major stumbling block to real change in Washington is the total resistance to admitting that the 
country is broke. This has made compromising, just to agree to increase spending, inevitable since 
neither side has any intention of cutting spending. 

The country and the Congress will remain divisive since there's no "loot left to divvy up." 

Without this recognition the spenders in Washington will continue the march toward a fiscal cliff 
much bigger than the one anticipated this coming January. 

I have thought a lot about why those of us who believe in liberty, as a solution, have done so poorly 
in convincing others of its benefits. If liberty is what we claim it is- the principle that protects all 
personal, social and economic decisions necessary for maximum prosperity and the best chance for 
peace- it should be an easy sell. Yet, history has shown that the masses have been quite receptive to 
the promises of authoritarians which are rarely if ever fulfilled. 



Authoritarianism vs. Liberty 

If authoritarianism leads to poverty and war and less freedom for all individuals and is controlled by 
rich special interests, the people should be begging for liberty. There certainly was a strong enough 
sentiment for more freedom at the time of our founding that motivated those who were willing to 
fight in the revolution against the powerful British government. 

During my time in Congress the appetite for liberty has been quite weak; the understanding of its 
significance negligible. Yet the good news is that compared to 1976 when I first came to Congress, 
the desire for more freedom and less government in 2012 is much greater and growing, especially in 
grassroots America. Tens of thousands of teenagers and college age students are, with great 
enthusiasm, welcoming the message of liberty. 

I have a few thoughts as to why the people of a country like ours, once the freest and most 
prosperous, allowed the conditions to deteriorate to the degree that they have. 

Freedom, private property, and enforceable voluntary contracts, generate wealth. In our early 
history we were very much aware of this. But in the early part of the 20th century our politicians 
promoted the notion that the tax and monetary systems had to change if we were to involve 
ourselves in excessive domestic and military spending. That is why Congress gave us the Federal 
Reserve and the income tax. The majority of Americans and many government officials agreed that 
sacrificing some liberty was necessary to carry out what some claimed to be "progressive" ideas. 
Pure democracy became acceptable. 

They failed to recognized that what they were doing was exactly opposite of what the colonists 
were seeking when they broke away from the British. 

Some complain that my arguments makes no sense, since great wealth and the standard of living 
improved for many Americans over the last 100 years, even with these new policies. 

But the damage to the market economy, and the currency, has been insidious and steady. It took a 
long time to consume our wealth, destroy the currency and undermine productivity and get our 
financial obligations to a point of no return. Confidence sometimes lasts longer than deserved. Most 
of our wealth today depends on debt. 



The wealth that we enjoyed and seemed to be endless, allowed concern for the principle of a free 
society to be neglected. As long as most people believed the material abundance would last forever, 
worrying about protecting a competitive productive economy and individual liberty seemed 
unnecessary 

The Age of Redistribution 

This neglect ushered in an age of redistribution of wealth by government kowtowing to any and all 
special interests, except for those who just wanted to left alone. That is why today money in politics 
far surpasses money currently going into research and development and productive entrepreneurial 
efforts. 

The material benefits became more important than the understanding and promoting the principles 
of liberty and a free market. It is good that material abundance is a result of liberty but if 
materialism is all that we care about, problems are guaranteed. 

The crisis arrived because the illusion that wealth and prosperity would last forever has ended. 
Since it was based on debt and a pretense that debt can be papered over by an out-of-control fiat 
monetary system, it was doomed to fail. We have ended up with a system that doesn't produce 
enough even to finance the debt and no fundamental understanding of why a free society is crucial 
to reversing these trends. 

If this is not recognized, the recovery will linger for a long time. Bigger government, more 
spending, more debt, more poverty for the middle class, and a more intense scramble by the elite 
special interests will continue. 

We Need an Intellectual Awakening 

Without an intellectual awakening, the turning point will be driven by economic law. A dollar crisis 
will bring the current out-of-control system to its knees. 



If it's not accepted that big government, fiat money, ignoring liberty, central economic planning, 
welfarism, and warfarism caused our crisis we can expect a continuous and dangerous march 
toward corporatism and even fascism with even more loss of our liberties. Prosperity for a large 
middle class though will become an abstract dream. 

This continuous move is no different than what we have seen in how our financial crisis of 2008 
was handled. Congress first directed, with bipartisan support, bailouts for the wealthy. Then it was 
the Federal Reserve with its endless quantitative easing. If at first it doesn't succeed try again; QE1, 
QE2, and QE3 and with no results we try QE indefinitely — that is until it too fails. There's a cost to 
all of this and let me assure you delaying the payment is no longer an option. The rules of the 
market will extract its pound of flesh and it won't be pretty. 

The current crisis elicits a lot of pessimism. And the pessimism adds to less confidence in the 
future. The two feed on themselves, making our situation worse. 

If the underlying cause of the crisis is not understood we cannot solve our problems. The issues of 
warfare, welfare, deficits, inflationism, corporatism, bailouts and authoritarianism cannot be 
ignored. By only expanding these policies we cannot expect good results. 

Everyone claims support for freedom. But too often it's for one's own freedom and not for others. 
Too many believe that there must be limits on freedom. They argue that freedom must be directed 
and managed to achieve fairness and equality thus making it acceptable to curtail, through force, 
certain liberties. 

Some decide what and whose freedoms are to be limited. These are the politicians whose goal in 
life is power. Their success depends on gaining support from special interests. 

No More 'isms' 

The great news is the answer is not to be found in more "isms." The answers are to be found in 
more liberty which cost so much less. Under these circumstances spending goes down, wealth 
production goes up, and the quality of life improves. 



Just this recognition — especially if we move in this direction — increases optimism which in itself is 
beneficial. The follow through with sound policies are required which must be understood and 
supported by the people. 

But there is good evidence that the generation coming of age at the present time is supportive of 
moving in the direction of more liberty and self-reliance. The more this change in direction and the 
solutions become known, the quicker will be the return of optimism. 

Our job, for those of us who believe that a different system than the one that we have had for the 
last 100 years, has driven us to this unsustainable crisis, is to be more convincing that there is a 
wonderful, uncomplicated, and moral system that provides the answers. We had a taste of it in our 
early history. We need not give up on the notion of advancing this cause. 

It worked, but we allowed our leaders to concentrate on the material abundance that freedom 
generates, while ignoring freedom itself. Now we have neither, but the door is open, out of 
necessity, for an answer. The answer available is based on the Constitution, individual liberty and 
prohibiting the use of government force to provide privileges and benefits to all special interests. 

After over 100 years we face a society quite different from the one that was intended by the 
Founders. In many ways their efforts to protect future generations with the Constitution from this 
danger has failed. Skeptics, at the time the Constitution was written in 1787, warned us of today's 
possible outcome. The insidious nature of the erosion of our liberties and the reassurance our great 
abundance gave us, allowed the process to evolve into the dangerous period in which we now live. 

Dependency on Government Largesse 

Today we face a dependency on government largesse for almost every need. Our liberties are 
restricted and government operates outside the rule of law, protecting and rewarding those who buy 
or coerce government into satisfying their demands. Here are a few examples: 

• Undeclared wars are commonplace. 

• Welfare for the rich and poor is considered an entitlement. 

• The economy is overregulated, overtaxed and grossly distorted by a deeply flawed 
monetary system. 



• Debt is growing exponentially. 

• The Patriot Act and FISA legislation passed without much debate have resulted in a 
steady erosion of our 4th Amendment rights. 

• Tragically our government engages in preemptive war, otherwise known as aggression, 
with no complaints from the American people. 

• The drone warfare we are pursuing worldwide is destined to end badly for us as the hatred 
builds for innocent lives lost and the international laws flaunted. Once we are financially 
weakened and militarily challenged, there will be a lot resentment thrown our way. 

• It's now the law of the land that the military can arrest American citizens, hold them 
indefinitely, without charges or a trial. 

• Rampant hostility toward free trade is supported by a large number in Washington. 

• Supporters of sanctions, currency manipulation and WTO trade retaliation, call the true 
free traders "isolationists." 

• Sanctions are used to punish countries that don't follow our orders. 

• Bailouts and guarantees for all kinds of misbehavior are routine. 

Central economic planning through monetary policy, regulations and legislative mandates 
has been an acceptable policy. 

Questions 

Excessive government has created such a mess it prompts many questions: 

• Why are sick people who use medical marijuana put in prison? 

• Why does the federal government restrict the drinking of raw milk? 

• Why can't Americans manufacturer rope and other products from hemp? 

• Why are Americans not allowed to use gold and silver as legal tender as mandated by the 
Constitution? 

• Why is Germany concerned enough to consider repatriating their gold held by the FED 
for her in New York? Is it that the trust in the U.S. and dollar supremacy beginning to 
wane? 

• Why do our political leaders believe it's unnecessary to thoroughly audit our own gold? 

• Why can't Americans decide which type of light bulbs they can buy? 

• Why is the TSA permitted to abuse the rights of any American traveling by air? 



• Why should there be mandatory sentences — even up to life for crimes without victims — 
as our drug laws require? 

• Why have we allowed the federal government to regulate commodes in our homes? 

• Why is it political suicide for anyone to criticize AIPAC ? 

• Why haven't we given up on the drug war since it's an obvious failure and violates the 
people's rights? Has nobody noticed that the authorities can't even keep drugs out of the 
prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem? 

• Why do we sacrifice so much getting needlessly involved in border disputes and civil 
strife around the world and ignore the root cause of the most deadly border in the world- 
the one between Mexico and the US? 

• Why does Congress willingly give up its prerogatives to the Executive Branch? 

Why does changing the party in power never change policy? Could it be that the views of 
both parties are essentially the same? 

• Why did the big banks, the large corporations, and foreign banks and foreign central 
banks get bailed out in 2008 and the middle class lost their jobs and their homes? 

• Why do so many in the government and the federal officials believe that creating money 
out of thin air creates wealth? 

• Why do so many accept the deeply flawed principle that government bureaucrats and 
politicians can protect us from ourselves without totally destroying the principle of 
liberty? 

• Why can't people understand that war always destroys wealth and liberty? 

• Why is there so little concern for the Executive Order that gives the President authority to 
establish a "kill list," including American citizens, of those targeted for assassination? 

• Why is patriotism thought to be blind loyalty to the government and the politicians who 
run it, rather than loyalty to the principles of liberty and support for the people? Real 
patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong. 

• Why is it is claimed that if people won't or can't take care of their own needs, that people 
in government can do it for them? 

• Why did we ever give the government a safe haven for initiating violence against the 
people? 

• Why do some members defend free markets, but not civil liberties? 

• Why do some members defend civil liberties but not free markets? Aren't they the same? 

• Why don't more defend both economic liberty and personal liberty? 



• Why are there not more individuals who seek to intellectually influence others to bring 
about positive changes than those who seek power to force others to obey their 
commands? 

• Why does the use of religion to support a social gospel and preemptive wars, both of 
which requires authoritarians to use violence, or the threat of violence, go unchallenged? 
Aggression and forced redistribution of wealth has nothing to do with the teachings of the 
world great religions. 

• Why do we allow the government and the Federal Reserve to disseminate false 
information dealing with both economic and foreign policy? 

• Why is democracy held in such high esteem when it's the enemy of the minority and 
makes all rights relative to the dictates of the majority? 

• Why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility, since there's such a 
disconnect between what politicians say and what they do? 

Is there any explanation for all the deception, the unhappiness, the fear of the future, the loss of 
confidence in our leaders, the distrust, the anger and frustration? Yes there is, and there's a way to 
reverse these attitudes. The negative perceptions are logical and a consequence of bad policies 
bringing about our problems. Identification of the problems and recognizing the cause allow the 
proper changes to come easy. 

Trust Yourself, Not the Government 

Too many people have for too long placed too much confidence and trust in government and not 
enough in themselves. Fortunately, many are now becoming aware of the seriousness of the gross 
mistakes of the past several decades. The blame is shared by both political parties. Many Americans 
now are demanding to hear the plain truth of things and want the demagoguing to stop. Without this 
first step, solutions are impossible. 

Seeking the truth and finding the answers in liberty and self-reliance promotes the optimism 
necessary for restoring prosperity. The task is not that difficult if politics doesn't get in the way. 

We have allowed ourselves to get into such a mess for various reasons. 



Politicians deceive themselves as to how wealth is produced. Excessive confidence is placed in the 
judgment of politicians and bureaucrats. This replaces the confidence in a free society. Too many in 
high places of authority became convinced that only they, armed with arbitrary government power, 
can bring about fairness, while facilitating wealth production. This always proves to be a Utopian 
dream and destroys wealth and liberty. It impoverishes the people and rewards the special interests 
who end up controlling both political parties. 

It's no surprise then that much of what goes on in Washington is driven by aggressive partisanship 
and power seeking, with philosophic differences being minor. 

Economic Ignorance 

Economic ignorance is commonplace. Keynesianism continues to thrive, although today it is facing 
healthy and enthusiastic rebuttals. Believers in military Keynesianism and domestic Keynesianism 
continue to desperately promote their failed policies, as the economy languishes in a deep slumber. 

Supporters of all government edicts use humanitarian arguments to justify them. 

Humanitarian arguments are always used to justify government mandates related to the economy, 
monetary policy, foreign policy, and personal liberty. This is on purpose to make it more difficult to 
challenge. But, initiating violence for humanitarian reasons is still violence. Good intentions are no 
excuse and are just as harmful as when people use force with bad intentions. The results are always 
negative. 

The immoral use of force is the source of man's political problems. Sadly, many religious groups, 
secular organizations, and psychopathic authoritarians endorse government initiated force to change 
the world. Even when the desired goals are well-intentioned — or especially when well-intentioned 
— the results are dismal. The good results sought never materialize. The new problems created 
require even more government force as a solution. The net result is institutionalizing government 
initiated violence and morally justifying it on humanitarian grounds. 

This is the same fundamental reason our government uses force for invading other countries at will, 
central economic planning at home, and the regulation of personal liberty and habits of our citizens. 



It is rather strange, that unless one has a criminal mind and no respect for other people and their 
property, no one claims it's permissible to go into one's neighbor's house and tell them how to 
behave, what they can eat, smoke and drink or how to spend their money. 

Yet, rarely is it asked why it is morally acceptable that a stranger with a badge and a gun can do the 
same thing in the name of law and order. Any resistance is met with brute force, fines, taxes, arrests, 
and even imprisonment. This is done more frequently every day without a proper search warrant. 

No Government Monopoly over Initiating Violence 

Restraining aggressive behavior is one thing, but legalizing a government monopoly for initiating 
aggression can only lead to exhausting liberty associated with chaos, anger and the breakdown of 
civil society. Permitting such authority and expecting saintly behavior from the bureaucrats and the 
politicians is a pipe dream. We now have a standing army of armed bureaucrats in the TSA, CIA, 
FBI, Fish and Wildlife, FEMA, IRS, Corp of Engineers, etc. numbering over 100,000. Citizens are 
guilty until proven innocent in the unconstitutional administrative courts. 

Government in a free society should have no authority to meddle in social activities or the economic 
transactions of individuals. Nor should government meddle in the affairs of other nations. All things 
peaceful, even when controversial, should be permitted. 

We must reject the notion of prior restraint in economic activity just we do in the area of free speech 
and religious liberty. But even in these areas government is starting to use a backdoor approach of 
political correctness to regulate speech-a dangerous trend. Since 9/11 monitoring speech on the 
internet is now a problem since warrants are no longer required. 



The Proliferation of Federal Crimes 

The Constitution established four federal crimes. Today the experts can't even agree on how many 
federal crimes are now on the books — they number into the thousands. No one person can 
comprehend the enormity of the legal system — especially the tax code. Due to the ill-advised drug 
war and the endless federal expansion of the criminal code we have over 6 million people under 
correctional suspension, more than the Soviets ever had, and more than any other nation today, 
including China. I don't understand the complacency of the Congress and the willingness to 
continue their obsession with passing more Federal laws. Mandatory sentencing laws associated 
with drug laws have compounded our prison problems. 

The federal register is now 75,000 pages long and the tax code has 72,000 pages, and expands every 
year. When will the people start shouting, "enough is enough," and demand Congress cease and 
desist. 

Achieving Liberty 

Liberty can only be achieved when government is denied the aggressive use of force. If one seeks 
liberty, a precise type of government is needed. To achieve it, more than lip service is required. 

Two choices are available. 

1. A government designed to protect liberty — a natural right — as its sole objective. The 
people are expected to care for themselves and reject the use of any force for interfering 
with another person's liberty. Government is given a strictly limited authority to enforce 
contracts, property ownership, settle disputes, and defend against foreign aggression. 

2. A government that pretends to protect liberty but is granted power to arbitrarily use force 
over the people and foreign nations. Though the grant of power many times is meant to be 
small and limited, it inevitably metastasizes into an omnipotent political cancer. This is 
the problem for which the world has suffered throughout the ages. Though meant to be 
limited it nevertheless is a 100% sacrifice of a principle that would-be-tyrants find 
irresistible. It is used vigorously — though incrementally and insidiously. Granting power 
to government officials always proves the adage that: "power corrupts." 



Once government gets a limited concession for the use of force to mold people habits and plan the 
economy, it causes a steady move toward tyrannical government. Only a revolutionary spirit can 
reverse the process and deny to the government this arbitrary use of aggression. There's no in- 
between. Sacrificing a little liberty for imaginary safety always ends badly. 

Today's mess is a result of Americans accepting option #2, even though the Founders attempted to 
give us Option #1. 

The results are not good. As our liberties have been eroded our wealth has been consumed. The 
wealth we see today is based on debt and a foolish willingness on the part of foreigners to take our 
dollars for goods and services. They then loan them back to us to perpetuate our debt system. It's 
amazing that it has worked for this long but the impasse in Washington, in solving our problems 
indicate that many are starting to understand the seriousness of the world -wide debt crisis and the 
dangers we face. The longer this process continues the harsher the outcome will be. 

The Financial Crisis Is a Moral Crisis 

Many are now acknowledging that a financial crisis looms but few understand it's, in reality, a 
moral crisis. It's the moral crisis that has allowed our liberties to be undermined and permits the 
exponential growth of illegal government power. Without a clear understanding of the nature of the 
crisis it will be difficult to prevent a steady march toward tyranny and the poverty that will 
accompany it. 

Ultimately, the people have to decide which form of government they want; option #1 or option #2. 
There is no other choice. Claiming there is a choice of a "little" tyranny is like describing pregnancy 
as a "touch of pregnancy." It is a myth to believe that a mixture of free markets and government 
central economic planning is a worthy compromise. What we see today is a result of that type of 
thinking. And the results speak for themselves. 



A Culture of Violence 

American now suffers from a culture of violence. It's easy to reject the initiation of violence against 
one's neighbor but it's ironic that the people arbitrarily and freely anoint government officials with 
monopoly power to initiate violence against the American people — practically at will. 

Because it's the government that initiates force, most people accept it as being legitimate. Those 
who exert the force have no sense of guilt. It is believed by too many that governments are morally 
justified in initiating force supposedly to "do good." They incorrectly believe that this authority has 
come from the "consent of the people." The minority, or victims of government violence never 
consented to suffer the abuse of government mandates, even when dictated by the majority. Victims 
of TSA excesses never consented to this abuse. 

This attitude has given us a policy of initiating war to "do good," as well. It is claimed that war, to 
prevent war for noble purposes, is justified. This is similar to what we were once told that: 
"destroying a village to save a village" was justified. It was said by a US Secretary of State that the 
loss of 500,000 Iraqis, mostly children, in the 1990s, as a result of American bombs and sanctions, 
was "worth it" to achieve the "good" we brought to the Iraqi people. And look at the mess that Iraq 
is in today. 

Government use of force to mold social and economic behavior at home and abroad has justified 
individuals using force on their own terms. The fact that violence by government is seen as morally 
justified, is the reason why violence will increase when the big financial crisis hits and becomes a 
political crisis as well. 

First, we recognize that individuals shouldn't initiate violence, then we give the authority to 
government. Eventually, the immoral use of government violence, when things goes badly, will be 
used to justify an individual's "right" to do the same thing. Neither the government nor individuals 
have the moral right to initiate violence against another yet we are moving toward the day when 
both will claim this authority. If this cycle is not reversed society will break down. 



When needs are pressing, conditions deteriorate and rights become relative to the demands and the 
whims of the majority. It's then not a great leap for individuals to take it upon themselves to use 
violence to get what they claim is theirs. As the economy deteriorates and the wealth discrepancies 
increase — as are already occurring — violence increases as those in need take it in their own hands 
to get what they believe is theirs. They will not wait for a government rescue program. 

When government officials wield power over others to bail out the special interests, even with 
disastrous results to the average citizen, they feel no guilt for the harm they do. Those who take us 
into undeclared wars with many casualties resulting, never lose sleep over the death and destruction 
their bad decisions caused. They are convinced that what they do is morally justified, and the fact 
that many suffer just can't be helped. 

When the street criminals do the same thing, they too have no remorse, believing they are only 
taking what is rightfully theirs. All moral standards become relative. Whether it's bailouts, 
privileges, government subsidies or benefits for some from inflating a currency, it's all part of a 
process justified by a philosophy of forced redistribution of wealth. Violence, or a threat of such, is 
the instrument required and unfortunately is of little concern of most members of Congress. 

Some argue it's only a matter of "fairness" that those in need are cared for. There are two problems 
with this. First, the principle is used to provide a greater amount of benefits to the rich than the 
poor. Second, no one seems to be concerned about whether or not it's fair to those who end up 
paying for the benefits. The costs are usually placed on the backs of the middle class and are hidden 
from the public eye. Too many people believe government handouts are free, like printing money 
out of thin air, and there is no cost. That deception is coming to an end. The bills are coming due 
and that's what the economic slowdown is all about. 

Sadly, we have become accustomed to living with the illegitimate use of force by government. It is 
the tool for telling the people how to live, what to eat and drink, what to read and how to spend their 
money. 

To develop a truly free society, the issue of initiating force must be understood and rejected. 
Granting to government even a small amount of force is a dangerous concession. 



Limiting Government Excesses vs. a Virtuous Moral People 

Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed. The 
Founders warned that a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people. The current crisis 
reflects that their concerns were justified. 

Most politicians and pundits are aware of the problems we face but spend all their time in trying to 
reform government. The sad part is that the suggested reforms almost always lead to less freedom 
and the importance of a virtuous and moral people is either ignored, or not understood. The new 
reforms serve only to further undermine liberty. The compounding effect has given us this steady 
erosion of liberty and the massive expansion of debt. The real question is: if it is liberty we seek, 
should most of the emphasis be placed on government reform or trying to understand what "a 
virtuous and moral people" means and how to promote it. The Constitution has not prevented the 
people from demanding handouts for both rich and poor in their efforts to reform the government, 
while ignoring the principles of a free society. All branches of our government today are controlled 
by individuals who use their power to undermine liberty and enhance the welfare/warfare state-and 
frequently their own wealth and power. 

If the people are unhappy with the government performance it must be recognized that government 
is merely a reflection of an immoral society that rejected a moral government of constitutional 
limitations of power and love of freedom. 

If this is the problem all the tinkering with thousands of pages of new laws and regulations will do 
nothing to solve the problem. 

It is self-evident that our freedoms have been severely limited and the apparent prosperity we still 
have, is nothing more than leftover wealth from a previous time. This fictitious wealth based on 
debt and benefits from a false trust in our currency and credit, will play havoc with our society 
when the bills come due. This means that the full consequence of our lost liberties is yet to be felt. 

But that illusion is now ending. Reversing a downward spiral depends on accepting a new approach. 



Expect the rapidly expanding homeschooling movement to play a significant role in the 
revolutionary reforms needed to build a free society with Constitutional protections. We cannot 
expect a Federal government controlled school system to provide the intellectual ammunition to 
combat the dangerous growth of government that threatens our liberties. 

The internet will provide the alternative to the government/media complex that controls the news 
and most political propaganda. This is why it's essential that the internet remains free of 
government regulation. 

Many of our religious institutions and secular organizations support greater dependency on the state 
by supporting war, welfare and corporatism and ignore the need for a virtuous people. 

I never believed that the world or our country could be made more free by politicians, if the people 
had no desire for freedom. 

Under the current circumstances the most we can hope to achieve in the political process is to use it 
as a podium to reach the people to alert them of the nature of the crisis and the importance of their 
need to assume responsibility for themselves, if it is liberty that they truly seek. Without this, a 
constitutionally protected free society is impossible. 

If this is true, our individual goal in life ought to be for us to seek virtue and excellence and 
recognize that self-esteem and happiness only comes from using one's natural ability, in the most 
productive manner possible, according to one's own talents. 

Productivity and creativity are the true source of personal satisfaction. Freedom, and not 
dependency, provides the environment needed to achieve these goals. Government cannot do this 
for us; it only gets in the way. When the government gets involved, the goal becomes a bailout or a 
subsidy and these cannot provide a sense of personal achievement. 



Achieving legislative power and political influence should not be our goal. Most of the change, if it 
is to come, will not come from the politicians, but rather from individuals, family, friends, 
intellectual leaders and our religious institutions. The solution can only come from rejecting the use 
of coercion, compulsion, government commands, and aggressive force, to mold social and 
economic behavior. Without accepting these restraints, inevitably the consensus will be to allow the 
government to mandate economic equality and obedience to the politicians who gain power and 
promote an environment that smothers the freedoms of everyone. It is then that the responsible 
individuals who seek excellence and self-esteem by being self-reliance and productive, become the 
true victims. 

Conclusion 

What are the greatest dangers that the American people face today and impede the goal of a free 
society? There are five. 

1 . The continuous attack on our civil liberties which threatens the rule of law and our ability 
to resist the onrush of tyranny. 

2. Violent anti-Americanism that has engulfed the world. Because the phenomenon of 
"blow-back" is not understood or denied, our foreign policy is destined to keep us 
involved in many wars that we have no business being in. National bankruptcy and a 
greater threat to our national security will result. 

3. The ease in which we go to war, without a declaration by Congress, but accepting 
international authority from the UN or NATO even for preemptive wars, otherwise known 
as aggression. 

4. A financial political crisis as a consequence of excessive debt, unfunded liabilities, 
spending, bailouts, and gross discrepancy in wealth distribution going from the middle 
class to the rich. The danger of central economic planning, by the Federal Reserve must 
be understood. 

5. World government taking over local and US sovereignty by getting involved in the issues 
of war, welfare, trade, banking, a world currency, taxes, property ownership, and private 
ownership of guns. 

Happily, there is an answer for these very dangerous trends. 



What a wonderful world it would be if everyone accepted the simple moral premise of rejecting all 
acts of aggression. The retort to such a suggestion is always: it's too simplistic, too idealistic, 
impractical, naive, Utopian, dangerous, and unrealistic to strive for such an ideal. 

The answer to that is that for thousands of years the acceptance of government force, to rule over 
the people, at the sacrifice of liberty, was considered moral and the only available option for 
achieving peace and prosperity. 

What could be more Utopian than that myth — considering the results especially looking at the state 
sponsored killing, by nearly every government during the 20th Century, estimated to be in the 
hundreds of millions. It's time to reconsider this grant of authority to the state. 

No good has ever come from granting monopoly power to the state to use aggression against the 
people to arbitrarily mold human behavior. Such power, when left unchecked, becomes the seed of 
an ugly tyranny. This method of governance has been adequately tested, and the results are in: 
reality dictates we try liberty. 

The idealism of non-aggression and rejecting all offensive use of force should be tried. The idealism 
of government sanctioned violence has been abused throughout history and is the primary source of 
poverty and war. The theory of a society being based on individual freedom has been around for a 
long time. It's time to take a bold step and actually permit it by advancing this cause, rather than 
taking a step backwards as some would like us to do. 

Today the principle of habeas corpus, established when King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215, 
is under attack. There's every reason to believe that a renewed effort with the use of the internet that 
we can instead advance the cause of liberty by spreading an uncensored message that will serve to 
rein in government authority and challenge the obsession with war and welfare. 

What I'm talking about is a system of government guided by the moral principles of peace and 
tolerance. 



The Founders were convinced that a free society could not exist without a moral people. Just 
writing rules won't work if the people choose to ignore them. Today the rule of law written in the 
Constitution has little meaning for most Americans, especially those who work in Washington DC. 

Benjamin Franklin claimed "only a virtuous people are capable of freedom." John Adams 
concurred: "Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to 
the government of any other." 

A moral people must reject all violence in an effort to mold people's beliefs or habits. 

A society that boos or ridicules the Golden Rule is not a moral society. All great religions endorse 
the Golden Rule. The same moral standards that individuals are required to follow should apply to 
all government officials. They cannot be exempt. 

The ultimate solution is not in the hands of the government. 

The solution falls on each and every individual, with guidance from family, friends and community. 

The #1 responsibility for each of us is to change ourselves with hope that others will follow. This is 
of greater importance than working on changing the government; that is secondary to promoting a 
virtuous society. If we can achieve this, then the government will change. 

It doesn't mean that political action or holding office has no value. At times it does nudge policy in 
the right direction. But what is true is that when seeking office is done for personal aggrandizement, 
money or power, it becomes useless if not harmful. When political action is taken for the right 
reasons it's easy to understand why compromise should be avoided. It also becomes clear why 
progress is best achieved by working with coalitions, which bring people together, without anyone 
sacrificing his principles. 

Political action, to be truly beneficial, must be directed toward changing the hearts and minds of the 
people, recognizing that it's the virtue and morality of the people that allow liberty to flourish. 

The Constitution or more laws per se, have no value if the people's attitudes aren't changed. 



To achieve liberty and peace, two powerful human emotions have to be overcome. Number one is 
"envy" which leads to hate and class warfare. Number two is "intolerance" which leads to bigoted 
and judgemental policies. These emotions must be replaced with a much better understanding of 
love, compassion, tolerance and free market economics. Freedom, when understood, brings people 
together. When tried, freedom is popular. 

The problem we have faced over the years has been that economic interventionists are swayed by 
envy, whereas social interventionists are swayed by intolerance of habits and lifestyles. The 
misunderstanding that tolerance is an endorsement of certain activities, motivates many to legislate 
moral standards which should only be set by individuals making their own choices. Both sides use 
force to deal with these misplaced emotions. Both are authoritarians. Neither endorses voluntarism. 
Both views ought to be rejected. 

I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out "the plain truth of 
things." The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people 
world-wide, is to pursue the cause of LIBERTY. 

If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land. 



Why Libertarianism Fails: Thoughts On Ron Paul's Farewell Speech 

November 17, 2012 

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Ron Paul gave his amazing "farewell speech" on the House 
floor. Rep. Paul gave a summary of his career and his fight for liberty since 1976, as he enters 
retirement with a legacy for all of us to continue. 

Themes brought up by Ron in his speech included the fiscal instability in this country, our 
increasing lust for war and violence, our ever-impulsive run on the Treasury and, to paraphrase 
Hayek, how the absolute worst of us are running the country. 

However, there is a very important issue in Rep. Paul's speech which needs to be called to light, one 
that is ignored by most of his followers, especially his younger ones - that being the role of religion 
and morality in libertarianism. 

To many libertarians, in fact probably most libertarians, have no use for such things. Wicca's 
Golden Rule of "Do whatever you want, just don't hurt anybody" becomes not the policy but the 
lifestyle. 

There comes a point, however, when non-traditional social structures and immoral behaviors and 
lifestyles require regulation of some kind in order to function more conveniently. When the policy 
cannot sustain the lifestyle, the lifestyle then becomes the policy - i.e., liberalism. 

This is not limited to traditional forms of vice - casual sex, excessive drugs and alcohol, 
prostitution, pornography, materialism, etc. - "vice" becomes all things in society. 

Ron Paul states in his speech: 

"Many are now acknowledging that a financial crisis looms but few 
understand it's, in reality, a moral crisis." 



Indeed. Why buy something you want, when you can set up a society based on debt and paper and 
get it for free? Why put more effort into managing your business, when you can get a free bailout, 
re-define property to control other people's use of your product, or launch a "minimum wage" 
lobbying campaign so you can secretly hire slave labor? Gas prices are going up, let's take over the 
Middle East and print up some more welfare programs while we wait! 

"The Founders were convinced that a free society could not exist 
without a moral people. Just writing rules won't work if the people 
choose to ignore them. Today the rule of law written in the 
Constitution has little meaning for most Americans, especially those 
who work in Washington DC." 

"Benjamin Franklin claimed 'only a virtuous people are capable of 
freedom.' John Adams concurred: 'Our Constitution was made for a 
moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government 
of any other.'" 

"A society that boos or ridicules the Golden Rule is not a moral society." 

"The misunderstanding that tolerance is an endorsement of certain 
activities, motivates many to legislate moral standards which should 
only be set by individuals making their own choices." 

We should not go about banning and outlawing evil things and punishing sinners with fines and jail 
time. Libertarianism is correct on that. However, a libertarian society needs traditional values and 
institutions completely separated from government, with which libertarians should voluntarily 
associate. Otherwise, lie-cheat-steal-and-print liberalism will very quickly and very consensually 
return. 



Life vs. Property: Re-examining a Key Libertarian Tenet 

November 24, 2012 

The most notable feature of libertarianism, other than stereotypes about marijuana, is the right to 
private property. Every freedom is based on this right, as the right to make use of land and 
possessions without government intervention implies the right to use property for any purpose, the 
exceptions being force and fraud. 

However, most libertarian philosophers go a step further. Rand and (especially) Rothbard based 
political and economic freedom not merely on land and possessions, but on an alleged "property 
right to one's body". This right is an irrevocable natural right endowed by our Creator, preventing 
such things as slavery. 

This is not a good approach, at all. And it is showing itself in rather grim ways. 

In For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, Murray Rothbard proposed that the abortion 
issue be resolved by the future ability to induce premature births. This is now being promoted as 
"evictionism", where advances in science would allow babies to grow in hospitals, with adoption as 
the woman's option. 

This is just plain sick and grim. And this mentality is showing itself in totalitarian ways too. 

Children are being treated as property, being forced to carry RFID tracking devices in the schools. 
Most recently, a student in a Texas school, who objected to an all-day RFID badge on "Mark of the 
Beast" grounds, has just been expelled. 

If children have a libertarian property right to their own bodies, with age of consent for alcohol, 
tobacco, and sexuality varying by societies and governments, why not have children be property 
under tyranny too? 

The first genetically-modified embyros, derived from the DNA of three parents, are now one year 
old genetically-modified babies. 



Life is not property. Life is better than property. Life owns property. Life controls property. Life 
nurtures property. Life enhances property. Libertarians who believe otherwise need to take a 
different approach, or we will not have the free society of Rothbard, but the malicious experiments 
of Mengele. 



Details, Debates: Ignoring The Real Issue About The Fiscal Cliff 

December 4, 2012 

The "fiscal cliff, which has received much media coverage over the past few weeks, highlights the 
irresponsibility of our government and the consequences of our politicians' waste and destruction 
over the past decade. Politicians, Democrat and Republican, have been arguing over what to cut, 
what to keep, what to fund, and what not to fund, as we approach our bankrupt nation's long-dug 
grave. 

However, we seem to be ignoring the true issue here. 

President Obama and his army, that is, our Congress, have nothing but selfishness in mind as they 
continue to pass new laws, fund pointless agencies and causes, and, of course, waging wars one by 
one. This issue is being ignored as the American people become increasingly desensitized to theft 
and destruction. 

Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner recently proposed abolishing the debt limit altogether. This 
just proves that our politicians, including our "Tea Party" Republican House, have nothing but 
contempt and disregard for this country's institutions, businesses, states, and people. 

This "fiscal cliff is a clever way to keep the media arguing with each other over unimportant 
details. There is one, and only one, issue here - the destruction of our country by our politicians. 
For it is not about Republicans and Democrats debating about programs and taxes. It is about 
Washington vs. the rest of us. 



The Consequences of Promiscuity & Third-Wave Feminism 

December 14, 2012 

Recently there have been some disturbing articles on TownHall.com regarding some rather strange 
forms of education at Yale. 

There are now "pornography classes" which claim to be academic, with assignments including 
making your own porn (such as photographing your penis) as the thesis. Yale's "Sex Week" includes 
promotion and public exhibition of all forms of sexuality, including pornography, "porn star 
lookalike contests", promotion of promiscuity among the students, public display of bondage & 
domination, and more activities which most people wouldn't associate with "higher" education. 

When I went to college (graduated from a four- year university in 2006) much of this was going on, 
though not to this degree of insanity. 

Something which deserves attention is the treatment of women as sexual objects, with the open use 
of phrases like "slut" and "no means yes". Also, supporters of protected sex are being jeered at and 
attacked. In fact, the phrase "sexually transmitted disease" is no longer used, with HIV/AIDS and 
cancer-causing HPV having been minimized into mere "sexually transmitted infections", just like a 
small scab on your arm. 

Normally one would think all of this is insensitive and degrading, especially with regards to 
women. However, the current third-wave of feminism *supports* treating women as sexual objects, 
since gold-digging is considered a form of "empowerment" to feminists today. And being in bed 
with the Left, third-wave feminism considers Judeo-Christian values and faiths to be oppressive, 
equating them with 1950s gender roles, all while favoring the brutality that is Islam as "personal 
choice". 

The consequences of all this are clear: man is de-evolving into ape. The glazed-eyed "pregnant 
teens" on MTV are indicative of the beginning of a destruction of reason, intelligence, and dignity 
and de-evolution into immaturity, stupidity, and subservience to corporate and governmental 
authorities. 



This is not necessarily a matter of religion or morality. One could be in a monogamous gay 
relationship, or even the polygamous relationships practiced by the spin-off denominations of 
Mormonism, and not be a human chimpanzee. 

A few months ago I saw a news report on TV about a fad where children are making YouTube 
videos about choking and strangling themselves (and instructing other children on the "best" way to 
do this) in order to achieve adrenaline rush. No longer are casual sex or drug and alcohol abuse 
necessary to achieve oneness with death - you can just kill yourself for fun. 

This subconscious obsession with death needs to stop, and soon. Otherwise intelligence and dignity 
will become endangered, and ultimately, extinct. 



Armageddon Is Here 

December 20, 2012 

Tomorrow is December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar. Various predictions have been 
made about this date - natural disasters, physical changes in the way the Earth works, massive 
flooding, earthquakes, unusual solar phenomenon, dead or impaired radio, telephone, and/or 
computer functioning, extraterrestrials, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the coming of the Antichrist or 
the Second Coming of Christ - some major change, according to followers of this phenomenon. 

Except that Change has been going on for many years now - protests, overthrown governments, 
terrorism and other acts of violence, inflation, unemployment, underemployment, record amounts of 
people using welfare programs, hacktivism, alternative media, unusual amounts of surveillance, the 
public's acceptance of airport pedophilia and drone surveillance when it supposedly protects them 
from terrorism, and much more. Change nobody ever thought would happen, un-American Change, 
and Change all around the world. 

President Barack Obama, and his Pennsylvania mea culpa Joe Biden, ran on a platform of Change. 
They were elected twice, promising Change to a gullible, selfish American majority. 

Never before in American history have we had a President like Barack Obama. 

Here are some of the changes Barack Obama has made: 

1 . Seizing the student loan program. 

2. Creating massive amounts of corporate subsidies, using the excuse that it will decrease 
unemployment. 

3. Seizing of failing corporations and putting them under syndicalism. 

4. Supporting enemies of secularism and enemies of Israel in his foreign policy. 

5. Introducing extreme security procedures at airports, with technology and behavior so 
intrusive that it borders on sexual abuse, and threatening to blockade Texas when its 
legislature tried to stop him. 

6. Forcing millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans to buy private health 
insurance or be fined by the IRS for tax evasion. 



7. Having a secret presidential "kill list", and using it to kill at least two American citizens. 

8. Gaining the right to make any American disappear, die, be tortured, and/or be sent to 
military prison, and have cameras fail or cut off when people on TV attempt to talk about it. 

9. Intimidating conservative media by threatening to regulate their hard-money-dealing 
advertisers out of existence. 

10. Using a random, unrelated government agency to seize domain names due to allegations of 
copyright infringement, including legitimate independent record labels and cloud storage 
services, losing, shredding, and blocking access to all data and evidence which could prove 
him wrong. 

11. Starting a 10-year rollout of drones in American skies, that is, military weapons able to peep 
in your bedroom and shoot you from above, with no explanation given as to its necessity. 

The list goes on. 

Can you think of any US President in history who would destroy his own country through Change? 

Do we want any more Change? 

Regardless of the Mayan Calendar, Change is already here, and more and more Change is sure to 
come. We as a species have created our own Armageddon, and regardless of the supernatural, the 
world as we knew it ended a decade ago. 



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